Whitney South Sea Expedition. Journal and letters of William F. Coultas.
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Typescript, based on original field notes written between 1929 and 1935
v. 1. Solomon Islands, May 1929-November 1930 -- v. 2. Caroline Islands, November 1930-February 1932 -- v. 3. New Britain, Bismark Archipelago, February 1932-October 1933 -- v. 4. Admiralty Islands and others, October 1933-April 1935
Illustrations in v. 1 and 3 consist of hand-drawn maps
Vol. 2 includes 2 folded maps
Letters, daily observations, and journal entries from Coultas's time as member and leader of the Whitney South Sea Expedition. During this time, he and his team collected specimens from various islands, including the Solomon Islands, Carolines, Marianas, Guam and the Bismarck Archipelago. Coultas was a professional collector who participated in the expedition from late 1929 to 1935. He was selected to be the third leader, directing the expedition between 1930 to 1935
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